Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Yousuf Karsh: Industrial Images

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Vaughan, Ontario, 2009

The McMichael Canadian Art Gallery January 31 to June 28, 2009
Art Gallery of Sudbury, September 17 to November 1st 2009
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, June 30 to August 14 2010

'The Yousuf Karsh: Industrial Images exhibition is a culmination of Karsh’s industrial and commercial work with the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Atlas Steel in Welland, Ontario, and Sharon Steel in Pennsylvania, and a variety of other commercial images. The exhibition explores the tone of Karsh’s industrial and commercial portraits in relation to the work and life philosophies prevalent in post-WWII North America. It also explores consumerism, marketing and the political atmosphere in Canada during the 1950s through his portraits. This project is organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Windsor with the support of the Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd., Library and Archives Canada, Portrait Gallery of Canada, the Museum Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, CAW-TCA Canada and Estrellita Karsh. The Yousuf Karsh: Industrial Images exhibition opens at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection on January 31, 2009.'